Tailor-made playground with local pirate theme
The city of Tampa wanted to transform an unutilized local recreational area into a community gathering place with a new playground that honor the city's strong history with water works, ship building and pirates. So in 2014 the mid-town Water Works Park in Tampa was established and the rejuvenated area now gets ‘invaded’ all year round by both locals and visitors.
The park reflects the adventures of former times. A broad Corocord rope climbing frame is approachable from every angle and leads to a crow’s nest were today’s buccaneers can look out on the other features. Here the younger kids play in the Elements tower with slide and dolphins bobbing and diving on the ocean seesaw. The park also has KOMPAN classics such as the Supernova carousel and the spinning Spica.
KOMPAN had a really good track record, besides having great designs, that was a plus for us to be able to have the whole package.
Landscape Architect, City of Tampa
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